leave to stew

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leave somebody to stew

  also let somebody stew
if you leave someone to stew, you leave them to worry about something bad that has happened or something stupid they have done I could have said a few comforting words and made him feel better but I thought I'd let him stew a while instead.
See also: leave, stew
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At this point, you can let stew cool, then cover and chill up to 1 day.
If making ahead, let stew cool, cover, and chill up to 1 day, then reheat.